Government Contracting Database
In every government contract, the government warrants to the contractor that it will render timely and appropriate administrative decisions. Kora & Williams Corp., DCCAB No. D-839, 1994 WL 750301 (1994) (citing Sterling Millwrights. Inc. v. United States, 26 C1. Ct. 49, 67-68 (1992)); Lewis-Nicholson. Inc. v. United States, 550 F.2d 26, 32 (Ct. C1. 1977). This warranty encompasses the obligation to process requests for a time extension in a timely manner, the failure of which constitutes a breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Kora & Williams Corp., 1994 WL at 750301, (citing General Railway Signal Co. v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth., 527 F. Supp. 359, 360-61 (D.D.C. 1979)); Blake Constr. Co. v. C.J. Coakley Co., 431 A.2d 569, 577 (D.C. App. 1981). See also Continental Consol. Corn. v. United States, 200 Ct. C1. 737 (1972); M.S.I. Corp., GSBCA No. 2429, 68-2 BCA ¶ 7,377 (1968).
Updated: August 8, 2018